In a recent Google Hangout I was asked “Can I use a storage unit of 10′ by 20′ for a recording and control room?” Alright we know from our discussions with acoustics that metal and glass are nasty so you’re going to have an exterior shell of metal and I don’t know what the storage facilities are like in this person’s area. But we have two storage facilities as a company here in Phoenix, Arizona and I wouldn’t put anything in them, I’m even leery of putting product in them. They rattle, they shake, they moan and they groan when it rains when the wind comes they leak, blow in and stuff like that.
So as a barrier material they’re horrible and you’d have to put so much acoustical treatment on the inside especially with a 10-foot width. If you came to me with a 10-foot width in your room, I’d tell you to find another room as that’s one of the worst dimensions that we can deal with on the width side. Height side it’s wonderful but on the width side it’s horrible so on the length side it’s unacceptable.
So not a good idea, well it’s a good idea because it’s pretty economical if you look at the rates for these storage places you can get a pretty nice size space for a small amount of money and I understand where this person is going. They want to get some space cheap and it’s pretty quiet I would imagine these storage facilities especially at night when nobody else is there. So great idea just really bad barrier and I think with the barrier the metal and everything would probably cause you more problems than you could ever try to figure out and deal with. So good idea just bad application.